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Paying for Dartmouth College

January 10, 2019

Dartmouth College will meet the full financial need of all accepted applicants. In fact, “At Dartmouth, free tuition is provided for students from families with total incomes of $100,000 or less—and possessing typical assets.” At Dartmouth College, student loans are not included in the financial aid packages at Dartmouth College. They should only be considered as a supplemental resource to help with other expenses that are not related to financial need. Financial aid includes grants and need-based scholarships along with the use of work-study programs.


The Undergraduate Office of Financial Aid page offers information to students to help them navigate the financial aid process and assess affordability of Dartmouth College. On this page you will find a short video explaining how aid works at Dartmouth College, a Financial Aid Glossary, Frequently Asked Questions about financial aid, and an InTuition net estimate cost calculator.


Dartmouth College sponsors Money Matters: A Financial Aid Literacy Project which provides modules, case studies, and video presentations for students, future educators, adult learners, to help learn about money and financial literacy. Although the project is geared toward being able to teach these skills to school-aged children from K-12, the fundamentals are helpful to all ages. It is self-paced and can be used to support a course or studied independently.


Dartmouth College holds occasional financial literacy workshops for its students like this upcoming one called “How to Manage Your Money: Financial Literacy for College Students” with a goal to help students learn how to navigate their finances and provide a variety of money management tools to succeed. Additionally, Annamaria Lusardi, a Dartmouth College professor has founded several financial literacy initiative programs and resources including a blog. Her site offers access to several published papers, surveys, and initiatives that she belongs to. She has also authored a book called How to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Programs.


On the Dartmouth Student Wellness Center page, there are several resources for students to help meet their wellness goals. They include financial wellness goals in this list. There is a link to the financial aid office as well as a few links to outside resources aimed to help students improve their financial health.